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September 11: Simon, a dentist, became the first African American reported on in a U.S. newspaper, 1740
September 11, 2021
September 11: Simon, a dentist, became the first African American reported on in a U.S. newspaper, 1740 ... read more »
The Lookout: New Cal Housing Bills Could Change the Look, Feel of Your Neighborhood
September 9, 2021
California, known for its sprawling residential neighborhoods of single-family homes spread out with driveways, front yards and garages, even in urban areas, may soon get an architectural makeover. That’s if two new bills approved by the legislature and awaiting the governor’s signature are signed into law. ... read more »
Get The Shot, Then Get Covered
September 9, 2021
At the beginning of the pandemic, we knew our communities would be the hardest hit -- and when we fought to ensure resources were made available to fight the virus, we had to make sure that assistance made it to our communities. ... read more »
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BLACK VOTES MATTER – OUR VOTES COUNT
September 9, 2021
History should have taught us that we cannot afford to sit any election out ... read more / view gallery »
Karla Gordy Bristol Shares the Secret to Building a Legacy Through Helping Others
September 9, 2021
Newly Approved Commissioner of Arts and Culture for the City of Beverly Hills, Karla Gordy Bristol, provides blueprints to following one's passion by servicing others. ... read more »
Balance Your People and Profits: Cal Bill Pushes Amazon, Walmart, and Other Big E-Retailers
September 9, 2021
Last week, warehouse workers, labor leaders, elected officials, and community groups came together on the steps of the California State Capitol. Their goal was to generate public support for California’s pro-worker “Warehouse Workers Protection Act,” – also called Assembly Bill (AB) 701-- and to encourage the state Senate to pass it. ... read more »
In Historic Interview PGA Tour Commissioner Touts HBCU Initiatives, Importance of Black Press, and Future of Golf for Minorities
September 9, 2021
PGA Tour President Jay Monahan with NNPA President Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. at the BMW Championships in Owings Mill, Maryland ... read more »
Sojourner Truth descendants give ‘great-grandpa’ a marker
September 7, 2021
As O.D. Collins sang ``His Eye is On the Sparrow,'' generations of Sojourner Truth descendants gathered around the headstone of a man who died 122 years ago. ... read more »
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Jesse Jackson’s wife headed home from hospital after COVID
September 7, 2021
The Rev. Jesse Jackson's wife will be released from a Chicago hospital where she has been treated for COVID-19, her family said in a statement Friday. ... read more »
 Facebook sorry for ‘primates’ label on video of Black men
September 7, 2021
Facebook has apologized for putting a ``primates`` label on a video of Black men, according to a report in the New York Times. ... read more »
Kappa Alpha Psi Defeats Alpha Phi Alpha to Claim Coveted Frat Games Championship
September 2, 2021
On Sunday, August 29 at Darby Park in Inglewood, the Noble Men of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. defeated the men of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. to claim the 2021 Frat Games softball championship.  The “Nupes” defeated the top-seated Men of Alpha 12-10 to win the championship, breaking the previous two-year winning streak held by the Men of Phi Beta Sigma. ... read more / view gallery »
FBI Reports Sharp Rise in Hate Crimes Targeting Black and Asian People
September 2, 2021
Law enforcement agencies submitted incident reports involving 7,759 criminal incidents and 10,532 related offenses motivated by bias toward race, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender, and gender identity. ... read more »
L.A.’s Black Community Urged to Participate in Redistricting Hearings 
September 2, 2021
More African Americans are needed to participate in the public hearings conducted by the Los Angeles City Council Redistricting Commission, especially if the Black community desires to retain a degree of power in the city. ... read more »
Run, Karen, Run: Why Rep. Karen Bass Should Be L.A.’s First Woman Mayor
September 2, 2021
I can describe the leading crop of declared candidates angling to lead the second largest -- and one of America’s more liberal and progressive leaning cities -- in two words: White and male. So, when rumors hinted at a possible mayoral bid by Congresswoman Karen Bass, I thought to myself, now things just got interesting. ... read more »
Black US Farmers Awaiting Billions in Promised Debt Relief
August 31, 2021
Now the government wants to make amends by providing billions of dollars in debt forgiveness for farmers of color as part of the pandemic relief package. But a judge has put the money on hold in the face of lawsuits filed by white farmers claiming that the program is unfair — reverse discrimination. ... read more »
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